From the March 1981 magazine.

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Beware the Drunken Polymorph

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Alcohol not only increases the risk of motor-vehicle accidents, it also reduces the chance of recovering from any injuries received in them, because it interferes with the body's defense against bacteria.

William Ghent, professor of surgery at Queen's University, Kingston, [Ontario, said that] half of road traffic victims have been drinking when they are injured. "This not only...

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